Research review - Safeguarding disabled children
Author: Chris Osborne, independent consultant, disabled children BIOG
Publication Date: 24 November 2011
How common is the abuse of disabled children?
Why are disabled children more vulnerable to abuse?
Barriers within the child protection system
Lack of access to appropriate personal safety programmes
References and key texts
It is perhaps a reflection of the poor social status that we give disabled children that we still know relatively little about the abuse of disabled children, and relatively little research has been carried out about the safeguarding of disabled children in the UK.
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